Scott Weiland was addicted to crack and cocaine. He recently spoke in an interview about taking crack cocaine.
Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of the 1990s rock group the Stone Temple Pilots and the 2000's band, Velvet Revolver, has died from a drug induced heart attack. He was 48-years old. Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minneapolis. He was in town to perform with his new band the Wildabouts. Weiland's brother Michael also died of a drug overdose in 2007.
Weiland overdosed much like the late music legend, Whitney Houston, who died of a cocaine related heart attack at the same age. Legendary singer Michael Jackson died at age 49 from a drug overdose that led to cardiac arrest. So many people in Hollywood have overdosed due to drug and or alcohol poisoning, when they succumbed to their addictions. It has become a regular occurrence. Lives cut drastically short due to substance abuse. There exists a Hollywood drug epidemic that keeps growing worse.
My dad, who is one of the top musicologists in the world that has interviewed many famous recording artists over the course of decades, recently told me that a musician he had a discussion with informed him that some singers take drugs like cocaine in order to give them an extra push when they go on stage to perform, especially on tour, but end up addicted. When an artist is on the road night after night, they get tired and performances can become lackluster. So, some decide to take cocaine for energy and to put on a lively, uninhibited show. Cocaine is also often used in Hollywood as a so-called "party drug." They pass it around like candy (also referred to as "nose candy). However, it is dangerous. Either way you slice it, cocaine leads to addiction that often kills.